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[movies]Helen Yelen 8July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Helen is Lesley (the oral historian's) great-aunt. She is 94 years old. She was born in 1917 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her mother was quite sick throughout most of Helen's life; she had tuberculosis and Helen and her siblings spent some time living with their grandfathers and other relatives. This was how Helen learned to understand Yiddish. Her parents didn't speak it at home, but her grandfathers and other relatives did...
Keywords: Helen Yelen; Williamsburg; Brooklyn; Brownsville; Spring Valley; Bellerose; Queens; Niagara Falls; Toronto; Israel; Ethel Rosenberg; B'nai Brith; Anti-Defamation League; United Jewish Appeal; Brooklyn Museum; Davenport Theater; Ambassador Movie Theater; The Chocolate Shop; E. J. Korvette; American league Against War and Fascism; Orthodox; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Music; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Harold Edelstein 30Jan2014 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Harold Edelstein was interviewed by Bina Addes on January 30, 2014 at the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Harold Edelstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Bina Addes, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, January 30, 2014...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Music; Klezmer; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike; Hannukah; Pesakh; Passover; Russia; Summer camp; Jewish community; Brooklyn; New York; Brownsville; Hebrew Educational Society of Brooklyn (HES); I.B. Singer; reform; reconstructionist; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Arthur Klein 12October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Arthur Klein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 12, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Arthur Klein’s interview paints a vivid picture of early twentieth century life in Brownsville, Brooklyn, where he grew up. Arthur provides meticulous details about his childhood in Brownsville. He describes his grandparents as Jews from Russian who often spoke English, but occasionally slipped into Yiddish...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Theater; Music; Film; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Brownsville; Brooklyn; Florida; Japan; Italy; Asia; South Pacific; pearl Harbor; Tokyo Harbor; Naples; Roosevelt; Young at Heart Chorus; Depression; WWII; orthodox; Reform; Stickball; Catskills; Murder Inc; mafia; beauty school; Coney Island; Hair dresser; beauty salon; Navy; Arthur Klein; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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